Lazare le Pâtre

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Lazare le Pâtre ("Lazare the shepherd") is a French drama in four acts, with a prologue, by Joseph Bouchardy (1810–1870)[1]

The original text

First performed in Paris at the Théâtre de l’Ambigu-Comique, 7 November, 1840, published in Magasin Théâtral in 1840.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Dutch as Lazaro de Veehoeder, of Misdaad en Wraak ("Lazaro the shepherd, or crime and revenge") by H. Tiggelaar (fl 1840s), published in Amsterdam in 1842. The Dutch title wrongly given by Bosman (1980) as Lazaro de Verhoeder, of Misdaad en Wraak (i.e. "the preventer, or crime and revenge").

Performance history in South Africa

1877: Performed in Dutch in the Athenaeum Hall, Cape Town on 29 May by the Rederijkerskamer Aurora II.


Louis B. Petit. 1887. Catalogus Der Bibliotheek Van de Maatschappij Der Nederlandsche Letterkunde Te Leiden., Part 2. Brill Archive[2]. Rederijkerskamer "Streven Naar Volmaking" te Kommerzijl, 1857 (c. 1962) [3]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 459, 470

Ingmar Koch. 1997. Het ochtendgloren boven Kaapstad. Nederlandse rederijkers in Kaapstad, Tydskrif vir Nederlands & Afrikaans. (4de Jaargang, Nommer 2. Desember)[4]

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